Astro777lover
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Visting Albuquerque 7/29-8/20

Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:51 pm

I'm going to Albuquerque form the 29th to the 20 and was wondering if anyone was spotting and is there any good places to get both military and civil jets.

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Austin
 
Luke733
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RE: Visting Albuquerque 7/29-8/20

Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:07 pm

There are good places to spot aircraft, the layout of the airport makes it possible to view the backside of the A-gates, A-2,4,6,8,and 10. Currently, the ramp is being torn-up and redone, but gate A-10 is still in use. You might see Northwest Airlines, US Airways, and Delta Airlines. To my knowledge, US uses gates B-2,B-4 and possibly B-6. Delta/Northwest uses gates B-8,B-10, and possibly gate B-6. It is harder to spot at the B-Gates when you go past security. ABQ also has a big area with chairs in between the 2 terminals, it has 2 levels, and you can see all the aircraft land and depart.
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Astro777lover
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RE: Visting Albuquerque 7/29-8/20

Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:35 am

Yes when i was there before i went to the area where the A gates where and it was pretty good. Where is this large area between the 2 termianls? I thought there was just one main terminal then military on other side?

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Austin
 
Luke733
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RE: Visting Albuquerque 7/29-8/20

Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:45 am

AFAIK, Military operations are completely separated from civilian ops. The middle area between the terminals are restaurants, large open viewing areas, coffee shops, etc......
I guess the "terminals" is/are actually 1 terminal, with an "A" side and a "B" side.
There are also "C", "D" and "E" gates and they are for commuter jets* and propeller planes. (1-2 gates each). Those 3 gates are actually accessible before security, and they are close to the A and B gates that you see landside (before security). You can probably go through these smaller terminals, and take shots of planes on the A and B ramps. If I remember correctly, the small C gates open up into the back of theA gates, and the D gates open up into the back of the B gates. I am not sure about the E gates, though.
I am basically living in ABQ for the summer, so feel free to ask as many questions as necessary, and I will probably give you a good answer.
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